Management Information Systems (MIS) is the study of people, technology, organizations and the relationships among them. MIS professionals help firms realize maximum benefit from investment in personnel, equipment, and business processes. MIS is a people-oriented field with an emphasis on service through technology. Businesses use information systems at all levels of operation to collect, process and store data. Businesses also concentrate on the alignment of MIS with business goals to achieve competitive advantage over other businesses.
MIS professionals create and maintain information systems to meet the needs of managers, staff and customers. A large portion of the MIS degree focuses on teamwork, leadership, project management, customer service and underlying business theories. MIS is a field where demand is skyrocketing with projected growth rates of 38 percent – the fastest of any business discipline (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).